On Friday 7th January, Magic came back to primetime television with a one-off special, “FOOL US” with Las Vegas legends Penn and Teller. Some of the UK’s top magicians were invited to perform on this show in the hope of fooling Penn and Teller and if successful, the fortunate magician would have the distinct privilege of opening for Penn and Teller in the sell out show in Las Vegas.
I was invited to perform on this show in front of a live studio audience. For my performance piece, I decided to go back intime and resurrected the classic “Slapping The Aces” made famous by the late Nate Leipzig. This routine is much more than candy for the eyes; it represents the highest achievement in sleight of hand mastery, elegant deception and artistic delivery. I have been developing my interpretation of this classic effect for over thirty years and was very happy with my performance on this show. The audience response was most gratifying as were the heartfelt comments by Jonathan Ross and Penn and Teller.